Gorse burning a suggested solution to deer problem in Wicklow

It has been suggested that the burning of gorse bushes could be a possible solution to the problems caused by deer to Wicklow farmers, according to the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association’s Rural Development Chairman; Séamus Sherlock. Sherlock has called for the various involved organisations (i.e. Coillte &  National Parks and Wildlife Services) to … Continue reading Gorse burning a suggested solution to deer problem in Wicklow

An Taisce & County Councils asking locals to take part in Spring Clean Session!

County Councils across Ireland have collaborated with An Taisce in asking the public to get involved with this year's Spring Cleaning session across the county. This year will be the 19th Annual National Spring Clean Campaign in Ireland and An Taisce are encouraging the entire Irish public to get involved this month. Local County Councils have … Continue reading An Taisce & County Councils asking locals to take part in Spring Clean Session!

New Species discovered in Ireland! 

There has been a new species discovered in Ireland this morning in Co. Cork, south of the island.  Scientists from UCC have stated that the animal has been identified as a small mammal species.  The species has been described as having the same physical structure of a Pine Marten but having a very distinctive call … Continue reading New Species discovered in Ireland! 

Weekend of Wild Fires in Ireland

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) have stated that since last Friday there have been fifteen wild fires recorded across seven Irish counties. The wild fires were reported from Mayo, Louth, Cork, Kerry, Galway, Donegal and Waterford. It has been stated by the IWT that eight out of the fifteen wild fires were reportedly from areas … Continue reading Weekend of Wild Fires in Ireland

Over 100 animals have died in Dublin Zoo in the last two years

Inventory records of one of Ireland's most popular tourist attractions show that 109 animals perished in the zoo between 2014 and 2016. A significant number of these animals are reported to be of critically endangered species. Some of these endangered species included a southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum), Rothschild giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis camelopardalis), Humboldt … Continue reading Over 100 animals have died in Dublin Zoo in the last two years

Dead Fawn & Offal in Killarney National Park linked to Deer Culling

The Wild Deer Association of Ireland (WDAI) have stated that a fawn (an unborn deer) was discovered on a public pathway in Killarney National Park on St. Patrick's Day, in addition to the offal (internal organs of deer/wastage). Since the unfortunate discovery, the remains have been professionally discarded from the National Park. Killarney National Park has … Continue reading Dead Fawn & Offal in Killarney National Park linked to Deer Culling

Confirmed: 80-year-old oak trees were illegally felled

An investigation carried out by the Department of Agriculture's Forest Service has concluded that 9 oak trees, all between 60 and 80 years old have been felled illegally. The illegal felling occurred at the Lady Georgina Forbes’ Castleforbes Estate on the Shannon River in Co. Longford in 2015 despite the requested prohibition of the felling … Continue reading Confirmed: 80-year-old oak trees were illegally felled